Firestarter by Stephen King

Charlie McGee’s story is never about destruction and, though she had lost people who were most dear to her, it is neither about tragedy nor defeat. Firestarter is about hope and defiance seen in Charlie, in the survivor and heroine in her against severe injustice and degenerate actions by a nation to its citizen. Continue reading

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Interconnected Tales, Interconnected Lives: A Literary Orchestra of Eternal Recurrence ( A Book Review of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas ) Transcending genre, narrators, setting, language, and time, Cloud Atlas is David Mitchell’s symphony of storytelling dynamism seamlessly interlaced in an … Continue reading

The Attack of the Clones

No, this post has nothing to do with the recent buzz about Disney buying the Star Wars movie franchise from Lucasfilm. What I’m referring here as “clones” are the bunch of books I already have that, in any which way, … Continue reading

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

The Strain That Started It All (A Book Review of Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain) Where others credit classic writers like Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, I forever owe my first real taste of science fiction to Michael Crichton … Continue reading

Tales of H. P. Lovecraft Selected and Edited by Joyce Carol Oates

Weirder Than You Think (A Book Review of Tales of H. P. Lovecraft edited by Joyce Carol Oates) Without a doubt Howard Philips Lovecraft, or more commonly known as H. P. Lovecraft, is one of the greatest writers the turbulent … Continue reading

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

A Love to Defy the Rules of Time (A Book Review of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife) Right from the beginning of Audrey Niffeneger’s famed debut novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife, the reader is already thrown terrifically off-balanced. Here’s … Continue reading

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois

Flight of Fancy (A Book Review of William Pène du Bois’s The Twenty-One Balloons) After busting a literary heavy I noticed that from time to time there’s this feeling, an emerging need to clear the palate, to freshen up and … Continue reading

The Weird, Grotesque, and Gothic this August

It’s been months now since I last read a Horror book, but the “Voice,” my incorporeal guide and eternally influential Book-Muse, obnoxiously yanks my sleeves and lets me focus my gaze elsewhere — elsewhere meaning a fantasy book (it’s been … Continue reading

A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce

A Day Like No Other (A Review of William Joyce’s A Day with Wilbur Robinson) Few children picture books have that rare quality to equally charm and enchant youngsters as well as adult readers. William Joyce undoubtedly has it; this … Continue reading

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — Book Cover

Gone Hitchhiking for March (A Not-So Book Review of Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy) Pardon me Gentle Readers, I still feel a little bit woozy today,  it must’ve been the Infinite Improbability Drive… or the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters … Continue reading

Night Shift by Stephen King

Short Tale Excursions to Horror and Dread (A Book Review of Stephen King’s Night Shift) The short story is a literary form I rarely read, appreciate and enjoy. A handful of writers, O. Henry, Ernest Hemingway and — in light … Continue reading